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Paint Your Space With the 2019 Color of the Year and You Won't Need the Outdoors to Commune with Nature

We're only halfway through 2018, but this year's paint trends are already old news. That's because we've just been gifted with 2019's color of the year. According to PPG Paints, the color that will reign supreme next year is a regal shade of deep green.

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The hue is called "Night Watch," and it's a lush, comforting sea of rich emerald. "The urge to reconnect with nature is driven by today's tumultuous, still somewhat rebellious, always-connected society. Empty space in our lives — such as downtime waiting for a bus or lulls in conversation — tends to be filled with the use of our smartphones and devices," PPG's senior color marketing manager Dee Schlotter said. "Being surrounded by 'Night Watch' can give some of that empty space back by pulling our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature."

PPG Paints has been around for more than 100 years, and they've recently started releasing their picks for color of the year. To determine which hues earn this coveted distinction, PPG's global color team gets together annually to decide the next year's color. This time around, the group spent days debating before settling on "Night Watch," as well as four new palettes that are tied together by the color of the year.

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Considering the color green is often associated with growth, renewal, and fertility, it's not surprising that staring at "Night Watch" for just a moment instantly transports us to some faraway land of peaceful relaxation. So why enjoy this beautiful pigment only indoors? If you take a closer look at your surroundings — if you really open your eyes — you'll notice this stunning flush of color painting the world around you.

Keep scrolling to see all the times this vibrant hue has been hiding right in front of your eyes.